‘Tip Of The Iceberg’: Biden Appointee’s Ties To Alleged Chinese Intel Groups Put Him In Legal Hot Water, Experts Say
- February 22, 2023
Philip Lenczycki, Daily Caller
President Joe Biden’s appointee representing U.S. business interests in Asia should be investigated for his ties to an alleged Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intelligence front group, multiple legal experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The statements were made following a DCNF investigation which found that Ng served as “executive director” at COEA between 2013 and 2017, before the banker began a five-year position with the same title of “executive director” at the related China Overseas Friendship Association (COFA) in 2019.
Chinese intelligence experts, such as former CIA officer Nicholas Eftimiades, have identified both COEA and COFA as front groups for the United Front Work Department (UFWD), a CCP agency overseeing both influence and intelligence operations, according to multiple reports from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC).
Based on the available evidence, Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust, told the DCNF that it “appears that Mr. Ng may well qualify as an ‘agent of a foreign principal,’ which would require him to register and disclose his relationship under FARA.”
“One would like to think that administrations appoint individuals because of their knowledge and skills, and not because they wrote a big check, but reality is what it is,” Rubinstein said, referring to the fact that Ng donated $100,000 to the Biden Victory Fund and $35,500 to the Democratic National Committee in 2020, according to campaign finance records.
“These types of arrangements are precisely why D.C. has earned its moniker as ‘The Swamp’ and a major reason behind the American public’s trust in government falling faster than a balloon shot by an F-16,” Chamberlain said.